Figures in a painting jump out of a canvas, popping in and out of other paintings in an artist’s studio, all in search of their creator. The stratified world of the kingdom within the titular painting is made up of Allduns (fully completed and colored figures), Halfies (almost finished), and sketches (well, far from complete). Guess who holds the power? A Romeo & Juliet-like couple – he’s an Alldun, she’s a Halfie – shakes up the palette. Adults will be charmed as much as kids, and the film’s depiction of Venice, awash in orange and yellows, almost rivals the real thing.
Kent Turner, www.film-forward.com, March 7th, 2012
"Enchanting, inventive and beautifully crafted. This winter’s first discovery."
Speaker: Jessica Monceau, Adrien Larmande, Thierry Jahn, Julien Bouanich, Céline Ronte
Screenplay: Anik Le Ray
Director of Photography: Rémi Chayé, Julien Bisaro, Jean Palenstijn
Film Editor: Emmanuel de Miranda
Composer: Pascal Le Pennec
Sound: Bruno Seznec
Producer: Armelle Glorennec, Eric Jacquot, Christophe Louis
Production Company: Blue Spirit Animation
World Sales: Rézo Films
Director: Jean-François Laguionie